Chelsea McInnes – Aged 23 – Sponsored Rider
Belvoir Equine Clinic is proud to introduce our most recent sponsored rider – Miss Chelsea McInnes. Chelsea is just 23 years old, but has already enjoyed huge success in the show jumping ring, both nationally and internationally. She has competed in Australia up to Grand Prix.
She has trained and competed in Europe under the professional eye of Phillip Lever and is now on the WA Senior Show Jumping squad. We are so excited to be supporting such a talented young horse woman and her two horses Diamond B Vigo and Taminga Valdezire.
A word from Chelsea about herself here:
“I have been around horses for as long as I can remember! It was always a bit of a given for me as Mum was into horses, so from a young age I have always been in the discipline of Show Jumping. I have been on the State Young Rider squad from ages 14-21, the National Young Rider squad with my extremely successful Young Rider Horse ‘Howzat’ whom I brought on myself and I am currently the WA State Senior Squad. In 2012 I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Europe to train and compete with Phillip Lever (AUS) where I was lucky enough to purchase my own horse power in Camina II, whom I competed internationally throughout Europe and then flew home to Australia. Camina took me all the way to Grand Prix level in Australia with countless wins and placings all over the country.”
My current Belvoir Equine Clinic sponsored horses are:
Diamond B Vigo – 13yr old WB Mare by Vivant. Purchased in April 2016, Xena has competed in World Cups throughout Australia and is an extremely exciting asset to my team.
Taminga Valdezire – One of our Home bred fillies. 5yr old by Yalambi’s Val D’Isere. Currently competing at 1.10 level showing all the talent. Looking forward to what the future holds with this mare.
“Thank you so much to Andrea and Chris of Belvoir Equine Clinic for this incredible sponsorship opportunity. I have had a long standing relationship with Belvoir as my preferred Vet Clinic and I know my horses are always in the best of care!”
Rick Dabner – Sponsored Rider
Rick was born in the UK into a riding family. Rick’s mum was an eventer and rode at International level, so it was inevitable that Rick would have jumping in his blood. At the age of 21 and with much success in the UK showjumping circuit as a young rider, Rick went to work for Ian Silitch in the USA as a working pupil. He was quickly recognised as having a talent for riding and it wasn’t long before Ian had Rick competing and winning on some of his young horses. After returning to the UK and continuing to compete, Rick finally made the move to Australia in 2006. Since basing himself in WA, Rick has produced and campaigned many successful showjumping horses. In 2013 Rick represented his new home, Australia, in the Korean CIC* Borrowed Horse Event, placing 7th in the individuals at Seoul.
So far, 2016 is shaping up to be a great season for Rick. The young horses he has produced are now starting to be consistent and competitive in the main ring, and they are starting to regularly place.
Noblewood Park Barcelona (Burggraaf x Ladykiller x Ramiro Z) is a 5 year old WB stallion that has been with Rick since a two year old. After slowly being produced, NP has started competing in the main ring this year with considerable success. In July NP Barcelona won the Annual Horseland Young Showjumping Horse 5 Year old championships at Swan River Showjumping Club. NP Barcelona has since placed in his first 1.15m competition and this year will be his first time competing at the Perth Royal Show.
Rick says “I am so thankful to Andrea and Chris for their generous support of Barcelona and I. I believe that having an excellent working relationship with your veterinarian is imperative, and I know that by having Belvoir looking after my horses means I can always get their best in the ring”.